Posted on 29 September 2011 by Laird Leathers
image courtesy of TiendQ from Flickr
Say you need to read Milton’s Paradise Lost or say, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the library’s copies are checked out? Or maybe you’ve wanted to test drive an e-book reader before making the purchase plunge? Consider checking out one of our Kindles! The library currently has five Kindles (both old and new styles) that can be checked out for 7 days. These come pre-loaded with upwards of 180 titles, including many of the “classics” that can be hard to find at times.
Posted on 27 September 2011 by Bo Baker
It’s rare when a company name becomes a verb, but such is the power of search giant Google. In addition to providing the search and email functions we’re all familiar with, Google has developed a suite of free tools that will help you with everything from organizing your life to managing media to even finding research. If you’re Google muscle is weak and puny or if you just need to tone up, drop in to our Googleus Maximus workshop today and tomorrow to learn how to max out Google’s benefits. Jazzercise clothing is encouraged, but not required.
Library Workshops: Googleus Maximus
Tue. Sept. 27 11-11:50 am
Wed. Sept. 28 2-2:50 pm
Information on this and all library workshops is available on our instruction page.
Our Google muscles are strong; everything else is kaputt
Posted on 21 September 2011 by Chapel Cowden
Modern Dance, 1962.
Did you know that this year is the 125th anniversary of UTC? The university is celebrating in many ways: from galas and lectures, to digital exhibits and the collection of oral histories. The celebration spans 18 months of activities from January 2011 thru May 2012. This fall, the Special Collections offers two new ways for you to learn about your university and connect with is heritage.
Wondering what the football team looked like in 1914 or how the campus has changed over the years? Check out our University Photograph Digital Collection, with over 450 images of university activities, buildings, and people from the last 125 years.
Also just up is our new exhibit, Cultivating our Legacy: 125 Years of University History. The exhibit guides you through the 14 decades that the university has been open. You can begin your journey on the first floor of the library by exploring the exhibit case for the 1880′s and 1890′s. Grab an exhibit map & meander at your leisure through the remaining 7 exhibit cases.
For more information on all of the 125 anniversary happenings, visit the university’s 125 anniversary webpage here.
This blog post was previously posted on the Special Collections blog.
Posted on 20 September 2011 by Bo Baker
This Wednesday kicks off the Awake and Engaged (AwAE) documentary film series. The film this week is Gasland, which looks critically at the natural gas drilling industry and explores issues related to green energy.
Want to see the film but can’t make it tomorrow night? The library has a copy of the DVD that you can check out for a week at a time: http://utc.worldcat.org/oclc/2830670755115.
Want to learn more about green energy? Check out these books on the topic:
Hot, flat, and crowded: Why we need a green revolution
Power hungry: The myths of “green” energy and the real fuels of the future
Green: Your place in the new energy revolution
Posted on 19 September 2011 by Bo Baker
Visit our instruction page to register ahead of time or just drop by!
Library 101 (50 min.)
Welcome to UTC and welcome to the library! Learn what the library can do for you in this overview session. We’ll discuss library services and materials, show you the wealth of online help and resources we provide, and answer any questions you have. It’s like getting backstage tickets to a show, but, you know, quieter and less glamorous.
Tue. Sept. 20 11-11:50 am
Wed. Sept. 21 2-2:50 pm
Interested in a future workshop? Check our instruction page for a complete list.